The best wine bars in Santiago, Chile

When the Image of Chile Foundation set out to discover Chile’s most emblematic symbol abroad, the result was not Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda or the moai of Easter Island; it was wine. Yet, up until a few years ago, the world’s fifth largest wine exporter didn’t have a single bar in its capital city showcasing premier bottles from the surrounding vineyards. Fast-forward to present day, and there are now nearly a dozen wine bars in Santiago. Most of these newly opened vinobars have bilingual sommeliers and seasonally changing wine lists, making them vital spots to check the pulse of the nation’s rapidly evolving wine scene. If there’s a new trend in Chilean wine, you’ll find out about it first at a tasting or winemaker-led class in one of these seven wine bars… (continue reading at Lonely Planet)

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